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‘Waiting for Godot’: Absurdity, time and ‘entertainment’

An air of the eerily bizarre hangs upon the stage with the beginning of Gare St. Lazare Players’ version of Waiting for Godot. Estragon (“Gogo”) fumbles with his too-tight boot, squatting in a divot of the monolithic stone disc that makes up the main area of the set. Vladimir (“Didi”), a vampiric figure in a black […]

INTERVIEW: Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie is best known for being a member of the seminal improvisation television program Whose Line Is It Anyway? The show was a hit in Britain, where Colin Mochrie first joined the cast. He later moved across the Atlantic to the American version of the show in 1998 and stayed with the ensemble […]

Shrek the Musical: From swamp, to stage, to silver screen

Once upon a time, David Lindsay-Abaire won a Pulitzer. What he did after that makes him either the most versatile or the most insane writer working today: He put Shrek on a stage. Now, three years after its departure from Broadway, Shrek the Musical can finally take a seat beside its big-screen brothers in a […]

Dance Showcase 2013 shines spotlight on BU talent

The Boston University Dance Theater was full of movement Friday and Saturday when BU’s dance program held its Dance Showcase 2013 at the Buick Street theater. The showcase included 10 pieces, four of which were premieres. It featured the work of several experienced choreographers and dancers, some of whom were resident faculty, and others who were guests of the […]

LBJ play brilliantly dares Americans to go ‘All The Way’

Winston Churchill famously grieved that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Indeed, malice and stagnation have marked Washington “democracy” since its inception, but in recent years, the complexity of politics has bored Americans to apathy. In a mess of sequester, chemical weapons and tax law, Americans prefer to leave […]